1958-1971Summerville Industrial High School, the first high school for African Americans in the southern part of Pickens County, was moved to this site in 1958, becoming Robert Jackson Kirksey High School. The new name honored a long-term member of the school board and donor of the land. Otis James Brooks, principal of the Summerville Industrial High School since its 1937 beginning, continued in that role at Kirksey High School, remaining there until 1971. Pickens County schools were integrated in that year and the school was designated to serve as a middle school, becoming Aliceville Middle School.
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|Placed By||Summerville/Kirksey Alumni, Alabama Historical Association|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Saturday, February 20th, 2016 at 1:01pm PST -08:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16S E 392151 N 3667012|
|Decimal Degrees||33.13648333, -88.15625000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 33° 8.189', W 88° 9.375'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||33° 8' 11.34" N, 88° 9' 22.5" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling North|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 1201 Columbus Rd, Aliceville AL 35442, US|
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